Bernie Sanders talks Killer Mike relationship

"Never killed anybody...just a killer rapper"

As far as unlikely friendships go, the one that blossomed between 75-year-old American politician Bernie Sanders and 41-year-old Atlanta rapper Killer Mike has to rank almost off the charts.

Sanders garnered support from the Run The Jewels MC during his bid for the Democratic nomination in 2015. Sanders even participated in a sit-down dialogue with Killer Mike, which the rapper posted to his YouTube channel in December of 2015.

Sanders was asked about his relationship with Killer Mike in an interview with GQ.

“Killer Mike is a serious guy,” Sanders told Jason Zengerle. “It turns out that Killer Mike is an extremely bright guy.”


Asked if someone had to explain to him who a man bearing the word “Killer” in his name was, well…the answer is obvious and hilarious.

“Yes, they did. The name got me a little bit nervous. But Killer Mike has never killed anybody. It’s just, he’s a killer rapper,” said Sanders.

Oh, what could have been for America.

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